United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in global ministries. Small study groups or circles meet monthly. The general meeting offers informative and inspirational programs.
United Methodist Women Circles
If you are interested in attending one of the circles listed below, the church office can have one of the United Methodist Women officers contact you.
|Group Name||Meeting Times||Meeting Location|
|Common Threads||2nd Mondays 9:30 - Noon||Room 12|
|Common Threads||4th Mondays 9:30-4:00p.m.||Room 12|
|Enice Bowen||2nd Tuesdays 9:45 a.m.||Room 16|
|Mary Ellen Whitfield||2nd Mondays 7:00 p.m.||Room 16|
|Ogden-by-the-Sea||3rd Thursdays 7:00 p.m.||Members' Homes|
|SALT Life||1st Tuesdays 6:30 pm||Room 212|
|President: Wanda Ingram||Vice President: Kim Emory||Secretary: Nancy Lee Page|
|Treasurer: Sandra Canady||Librarian: Susie Lupton||Historian: Beverly Cheers|
|Nurture & Outreach: Linda Page||Social Action: Meg Smith||Staff Liaison: Charles George|
August 29, 2017 General Meeting – Ice Cream Social
October 28, 2017 Fall Fund Raiser
December 2, 2017 Breakfast with Santa
2017 UMW Sunday was held on Sunday, April 30 during the 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Services. Elizabeth White of Evergreen, NC was the speaker for the services. Susie Lupton was the liturgist and Shannon Owens gave the children’s message. A special thanks to Kim Emory for planning and organizing the event and to all those who helped in any way. It was truly a blessing to celebrate the call to mission by United Methodist Women for almost 150 years.
We continue to encourage you to read a book a month for the UMW Reading Program.
January First by Michael Schofield is truly one of the most compelling books that you may read this year. This is the true story of a father’s soul-bearing memoir of the daily challenges and unwavering commitment to save his daughter from the edge of insanity. At six years old, Jani is diagnosed with child-onset schizophrenia. I did not originally purchase this book for the UMW library as I felt that it would be a depressing read. After a friend highly recommended it, I had trouble putting it down as I found myself eager to find out how this family was able to overcome such drastic hardships. This book is about a journey out of darkness and into the light. In Michael’s words, “But this is what faith truly is. I believe in God and I believe we were given Jani for a reason. This is just our challenge.” By reading this Nurturing for Community reading category book I hope that you will come to the realization that whatever your “illness” is, it does not define you or your loved ones.
The 2017 UMW Directory has been published so if you haven’t received your copy, please see your Circle Chairman or call Meg Smith.
United Methodist Women are recognized by the General Commission of the United Methodist Church: United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. More available at the UMW Global page.